Commercial and bureaucratic hindrances collided with an uncontrollable reality: the faith of many players.
“I will respond before God, my family and the people”, said President Mario Abdo Benítez in his first speech.
Europe needs to ensure a true diversity of opinions within the European Parliament.
On August 8, the Argentinian Senate will decide about the abortion Bill. “We need to make that voice of the unborn heard”, one of the pastors who organised the march said.
Blessing Makwara, General Secretary of the Evangelical Community of Zimbabwe urged “all members of the Body of Christ across the globe to continue interceding for peaceful transitions”.
All opposition parties claim the vote was rigged. At least 31 died in a terrorist attack on election day in Quetta.
A think tank analysed the programme of last year’s Swedish LGBT festival and found an alarming collision with public health policies. Per Ewert of the Clapham Institutet says the findings show the ‘colourful darkness’ of the movement.
Rodrigo Duterte has recently claimed that “God is stupid” and has promised to step down as president in exchange for a ‘selfie with God’.
Author Krish Kandiah talks with politician Tim Farron about the Christian faith, politics and secularism.
Škripek is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and a convinced Christian. To him, praying for a seemingly hopeless situation as there is in Syria is a logical thing to do.
Religious identity, nationalism, and violence.
Evangelical MPs will meet with the Education Minister, to ask him to withdraw a document about sexual education that “violates the preferential right of parents in the education of their children”.
“Our well-being in Europe is a God-given gift - it obliges us to offer ourselves to help and share”, the German Evangelical Alliance says.
Pastor Richard Smith was elected Mayor of Ferryhill in May. “My faith in Christ is what drives me to help people regardless of their faith, colour, culture, sexuality, or political persuasion”, he said.
The Bible shows us examples of legitimate opposition to the abuse of power by those in authority, and it is not simply limited to the subject of preaching the Gospel.
The increase in diplomatic tensions between France and Italy reopen the debate about the future of the European Union. “Our ties are found in Christ and are so much stronger than these political games”, says the Italian Evangelical Alliance.
Theresa May says everyone should be guaranteed the right to “practise their faith free of fear”.
“Prioritising the decriminalisation of euthanasia over the provision of resources for palliative care is not a progressive policy, but the verification of a failure of the government and society”, the Spanish Evangelical Alliance says.
Arie de Pater, Brussels representative of the European Evangelical Alliance: “There is a tendency to call the migrant the problem, feeding a rhetoric in which we, Europeans, are the victims. But that is not the case”.
Nicaraguan pastor and author Amilcar Kraudy, analyses the role of the evangelical church in deep socio-political crisis. “I believe that there is a time to pray, but there is also a time to move forward”.
The National Council of Evangelicals of France organised a training meeting under the theme “Dialoguing with the authorities, a necessity for building the future”, which included a visit to the National Assembly.
López Obrador’s historic victory against the two traditional parties is seen as a call to end corruption. ES, a party lead by evangelical Christians, will use its influence as a partner of the new President to protect family values.
All ministers of faith minorities representing less than 1% of the population “would be required to be Bulgarian citizens, having graduated theology in this country”, explains Vlady Raichinov, Vice President of the Bulgarian Evangelical Alliance.
Four politicians of the Swiss Parliament joined the event in the centre of Bern.
Despite losing votes, the President wins the Presidential election (52%) and gains new powers as head of government. Opposition parties such as the pro-Kurds gain seats in Parliament.
The popularity of the powerful President is falling strongly. “None of the parties have mentioned religious freedom” in the campaign, says Turkish Protestant Pastor Ihsan Özbek.